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By Murray Dobbin on Monday Oct 25 2010

 I have argued that ideology makes you stupid and if you have power it makes you dangerous. One of the best examples is the idiocy of more and more tax cuts with the supposed goal of making Canadian business internationally “competitive.”

First, tax rates regularly come about sixth or seventh down the list of factors that actual CEOs look at when deciding whether or not to invest.  For...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Oct 24 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Building permits and construction values were down in the regional district municipalities in September, continuing a trend that has been endemic the entire year.

There were only 83 building permits issued in the last month, down from 119 last year, and 644 issued for the year-to-date in...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 22 2010

By Suzanne Fournier, The Province

U.S. border agents found more than $9 million worth of Ecstasy in “suspicious” backpacks stashed in the woods just south of the border at Grand Forks.

Acting on a tip from a hiker, U.S. agents near the border-patrol...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 19 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

It’s a zero waste event with a definite upside.

Trash to Treasure Day (T2T) is about turning your trash, or someone else’s, into treasure and reusing what might have been thrown out.

This Saturday residents in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, including...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 19 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City of Nelson is the odd municipality out in the establishment of a community sustainable living service in the regional district.

Alternative approval process will be used to obtain the assent of the electors to establish the service in every area of the regional district except...

By Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 16 2010

With a minimum sum of $30,000 per community, the board of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has confirmed its recommitment to the Community Initiatives and the Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP) for the next five years.

“As we finish the third year of a three-year agreement, we look to the next five years of supporting Basin communities with this $3.6 million...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday Oct 16 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The long arm of the regional district board has given its support to the return of the long form of Census Canada, over two months after the federal government moved to replace it with a voluntary survey next year.

Nelson director on the Regional District of Central Kootenay board, John...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 15 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The comment of Nelson’s mayor that the Province should tread carefully and wisely through the RCMP contract renegotiation process was echoed by the former BC solicitor general earlier this week.

Both Mayor John Dooley last week and Kash Heed on Tuesday agreed the Province needs to be very...

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) is fed up with the partisan antics that Conservative Members of Parliament are using to obstruct the work of the Standing Committee on Agriculture.

According to Atamanenko, all they had to do at last week's meeting was vote on a motion to request a 30-day extension to complete the debate on Bill C-474 and approve...